Goshen Valley and FBC Woodstock

LoveLoud Visits Goshen Valley for a 6th Year

Goshen was buzzing with new and old friends from First Baptist Church of Woodstock (FBCW) on Saturday, October 19th. For the 6th year, FBCW sent over 250 LoveLoud servants to participate in a 3-day service event, giving a yearly upgrade to the Ranch. Men, women and families came to do everything from staining decks, building fences and fixing cars to delivering meals and building relationships with our staff and young men.

Goshen Valley Academy continued for its second year of LoveLoud. Young men learned specific skills, taught by professionals, of carpentry, car maintenance, electrical work and HVAC maintenance. Every young man earned a certificate of accomplishment.

More than the work accomplished, we are grateful for the continued relationships that begin at LoveLoud. So many of our closest partners were once weekend visitors at LoveLoud and have built a life-long relationship with our staff and young men. Thank you to those who served this year. We look forward to having you back!


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United Way Partners with Goshen

This grant money will directly be used for secondary education.

United Way has also donated thousands of dollars of in-kind gifts, money raised through a local 5K and has brought continual community recognition to the Ranch. On June 21, 75 high school juniors and seniors came up to the Ranch from the Atlanta Summer Work program in order to participate in United Way’s Day of Action. It was an amazing day of friendship and sharing as Goshen Valley boys worked with the Atlanta youth to complete landscaping and work projects around the Ranch. We are very excited about what is next in our partnership with the United Way.

Jr Beta Club Gives to Goshen Valley

The Jr Beta Club members from R.M. Moore Elementary School Leah Garrison (President), Hannah Garrison (Treasure), and Anna Catherine Ulm presented Goshen Valley Ranch with a check from the Coin Drive they recently held.

Goshen Valley is grateful to these young ladies and all members of the Jr. Beta Club! Thank you for your support.


Cobb EMC's Big Tech Donation

Twenty-two donated Dell computers will impact life on the GA ranch

ATLANTA – February 20, 2013 –Goshen Valley Boys Ranch recently received 22 used Dell computers from electric utility Cobb EMC, a not-for-profit electric membership cooperative, with more than 196,000 meters representing 175,093 members in metro Atlanta and southwest Georgia.

For a decade, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch in Waleska, Ga., has provided a home for boys in foster care. Since opening its doors, the nonprofit has grown exponentially, but the technology has remained the same. Recognizing Goshen Valley’s need for updated technology, Cobb EMC Senior Vice President Technology Systems Robert Arnett contacted the Blends about donating the computers.

"After understanding the objectives of Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, I can't express how good it feels to be involved and make these kinds of contributions to the program,” said Arnett. “These PC's were getting ready to be retired, but I knew they still had some life in them given the right environment.”

The donated computers were installed to replace older tech equipment in various homework labs and to provide staff members with functioning computers at the office.

"Goshen Valley is so grateful for these computers,” said Goshen Valley Boys Ranch Residential Life Director Zach Blend. “They have been used in our offices, homes and computer labs throughout the ranch. The computers meet our needs perfectly and we are so thankful for them."